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    Sage9 is offline Rookie
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    Will any Co. hire you with a misdemeanor that is less than 5 yrs. old?
    A recent graduate needs a job but has a marijuana charge for less than 2 ozs. that is just ovr 4 yrs. old.
    Websites never seem to mention this, just felonies or DUI's. Any help appreciated. Thanks.

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    Sealord is offline Senior Board Member
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    Somewhere on this site is a matrix listing the companies and their hiring requirements including felonies, misdemeanors, etc. I can't seem to find it quickly but I'm sure there'll be someone along who knows which "button" to push. BOL

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    At one time Swift did, but that was also on a case by case basis.

    I have a misdemeanor and it was 3 1/2 years old when I started driving and that was with Swift.
    Finding the right trucking company is like finding the right person to marry. I really comes down to finding one whose BS you can put up with and who can put up wih yours.

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    Swift is saying 10 yrs. A recruiter there said maybe 3, someone else said 10 yrs. That seems pretty stiff for a joint's worth of pot at 18....

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    Keep knocking on door tell you find someone that will take you. The botton is company listings right on top .

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    Some companies will hire you with a misdemeanor if it's more than 3 years old -- can't remember which, but if you go to Company Listings, go to bottom and select your state, then hit the button to compare requirements/restrictions. You pretty much have to then click on each companies site to look further.

    I would also suggest you call the recruiters that you are narrowing the search to - "drug-related," even misdemeanors, can automatically bar you from employment at some companies. Examples of this: Swift; 10 years if it's drug-related, either felony or misdemeanor, and JB Hunt; 5 years for felony convictions, will not hire (ever) if it's drug-related! :shock:

    My SO went through this and his was well over 5 years old. Keep dialing and knocking on doors though, you'll eventually hear a yes. By the way, Gordon Trucking Inc. (GTI) only asks about felonies within last 7 years, nothing to do with misdemeanors.

    P.S. On the applications, either online or by phone, most companies will ask about ANY substance-related convictions.
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    Well I just tried that - it showed 3 out of 107 IF it is treated as a DUI.
    I will also try looking up Gordon.
    Thanks.

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    swift will not hire with that misdemeanor. I had a misdemeanor and they told me to check back in 5 years. Werner will not hire you either I tried with them after swift said no. that was seven years ago so I don't know about now.

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